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originally posted by: Astyanax
a reply to: Annee
The belief that there is no God is certainly a belief, though it isn't a religion.
I believe there is no God. I don't know it for a fact.
It's okay to make these concessions. The place to draw the line is in front of idiots who claim that atheism is a 'religion'.
originally posted by: HarbingerOfShadows
a reply to: undo
Supernatural is, in my opinion, a silly word.
Everything that happens, happens in nature whether we believe it or not.
originally posted by: Quadrivium
a reply to: windword
Haven't seen you in a while.
If you take the first half of my post, that you did not comment on, and apply the context to the rest of the post, it should be easier to understand.
noun: belief; plural noun: beliefs
1. an acceptance that a statement is true or that something exists.
"his belief in the value of hard work"
•something one accepts as true or real; a firmly held opinion or conviction.
"contrary to popular belief, Aramaic is a living language"
synonyms: opinion, view, conviction, judgment, thinking, way of thinking, idea, impression, theory, conclusion, notion More
"it's my belief that age is irrelevant"
•a religious conviction.
synonyms: ideology, principle, ethic, tenet, canon; More
doctrine, teaching, dogma, article of faith, creed, credo
2.trust, faith, or confidence in someone or something.
"a belief in democratic politics"
synonyms: faith, trust, reliance, confidence, credence
originally posted by: ~Lucidity
a reply to: DeadSeraph
Myth: Atheism is Incompatible with Belief in Souls or Spirits
This is pretty interesting reading. To me, it seems that the existence of energy and the soul beyond the corporeal may very well be physically possible without the explanation that it needs god for the assist.